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The Nazis Strike (1943)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Short, War | 1943 (USA)
The official World War II US government account of Nazi international aggression leading up to the British and French declarations of war.

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Frank Capra (uncredited), Anatole Litvak (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Eduard Benes ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Neville Chamberlain ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Clementine Churchill Clementine Churchill ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Winston Churchill ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Galeazzo Ciano Galeazzo Ciano ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Édouard Daladier Édouard Daladier ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Léon Degrelle Léon Degrelle ... Himself - Leader: Rexist Party, Belgium (archive footage) (uncredited)
Anthony Eden ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Joseph Goebbels ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Hermann Göring ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Konrad Henlein Konrad Henlein ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rudolf Hess ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Heinrich Himmler ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Walter Huston ... Narrator (uncredited)
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Storyline

In this installment of the Why We Fight propaganda film series, we see the events of Nazi Germany's diplomatic and military acts of international aggression. One by one, we learn of the Nazi's consistently underhanded and relenting violation of every promise of peace and exploitation of their foes's attempts of appeasement until the invasion of Poland September of 1939 which led to Britain and France finally taking an armed stand against Hitler. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Nazi Strike: Blitzkrieg! See more »

Filming Locations:

Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany See more »

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Production Co:

The War Department See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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In the year 2000, the United States Library of Congress mandated that this film (and the other six documentaries in the 'Why We Fight' series)were "culturally significant" and selected them for preservation in the National Film Registry. See more »

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Narrator: In the Middle Ages, a plague of slavery descended on the world. Out of the wilds of Mongolia came a mighty army of fierce horsemen, led by Genghis Khan. Burning, looting, pillaging, the barbarian horde swept across Asia and Eastern Europe. Genghis Khan conquered most of the world of the thirteenth century. Adolf Hitler was determined to outdo him, and conquer all the world of the twentieth.
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Part 2 of 7
11 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Nazis Strike, The (1943)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Part two of a seven film series taking a look at WW2. The film was produced by the American government so there's plenty of flag waving and the documentary is certainly one sided but that's to be expected since it's goal was to get people behind the war. It's a bit too over-dramatic for its own good but various executions and other deaths are quite disturbing to see. These real death scenes are something that were in a lot of this WW2 shorts. All of the Capra directed films are worth seeing as are the WW2 shorts by John Ford.


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